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Telling didi

'Didike bolo' or tell didi is a campaign which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been running to address grievances of citizens

Keya Sarkar 

Keya Sarkar

Our house in Santiniketan is bordered on one side by the railway track that runs from Kolkata to north Bengal. Beyond that there is a bustling township called Makhdumpur that shares little in terms of profile of residents or their enterprises with Santiniketan which is in most part a university town.

Though we knew of the existence of a temple across the rail track we never gave it much thought till recently when it started blaring tuneless kirtan over the loudspeaker at 5 am for half an hour and at 7 pm for an hour. Our first response was to complain to our local police station ...

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First Published: Fri, November 15 2019. 20:32 IST
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